Shoaib Malik, the talented Pakistani all-rounder who has been called for to be started soon PAKvsBAN T20I series, is more focused on the relevant series rather than being focused on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
“I am not thinking about the World Cup; my selection is for the Bangladesh series and I will try to avail whatever opportunity I get,” he told reporters in Lahore,”
“The World Cup is too far out, and I don’t set long term goals. Whatever’s in my hand I will try. There are lots of youngsters in the team who should be groomed and that is the priority. I also don’t want to make a statement that I will retire from T20 cricket after the World Cup. When the time comes, I will see how things are going.” Said Malik.
Shoaib Malik has been called along his mate, M.Hafeez for the T20I squad to play against Bangladesh by dual role Misbah-ul-Haq.
The day after his inclusion in the squad, Malik announced that he is going to retire from international cricket after world cup.
Pakistan’s oldest serving player, Shoaib Malik is all-set to serve the country once again in a series followed by three matches. The first game of the series is to be played on Janurary, 24th at Gadaffi Stadium.